Pathways to Genealogy at the Milton Good Library & Mennonite Archives of Ontario

About this guide

This guide lists genealogical resources held in the Milton Good Library and the Mennonite Archives of Ontario at Conrad Grebel University College. Our collections emphasize Russian Mennonite, Swiss Mennonite and Amish streams, particularly as they relate to Canada in general and Ontario in particular. 

How to access the resources listed here

Some of the resources listed here are directly accessible over the Internet. Most are available only at the library and archives.

Remote queries through our contact form will be answered as staff time allows. Generally, questions that take more than 15 minutes to check will not be searched.

Visitors are welcome at the library and archives. It is strongly encouraged that you make an appointment with the archivist, especially if you are travelling from a distance or are pressed for time. Contact in advance of your visit can help us prepare the resources you need, and suggest research you can do in advance of your visit. For more information about the archives, see our "about" page.

Residents of Ontario can obtain a library card free of charge. Details

This guide is compiled from resources listed on the University of Waterloo Library catalogue (the Milton Good Library is part of this system) and the Mennonite Archives of Ontario website. Generally, the library catalogue lists published materials; and the archives website lists unpublished materials.

Pathways to Genealogical Resources :

  1. Mennonite Genealogical Databases
  2. Published Mennonite Genealogies and Histories
  3. Mennonite Genealogical Periodicals
  4. Unpublished Mennonite Genealogies
  5. Personal Archival Collections
  6. Mennonite Cemetery Records
  7. Bibles Containing Genealogical Data
  8. Birth, Baptism, Marriage and Death Records
  9. Immigration, Land Transaction and Census Records
  10. Newspaper Articles and Obituaries
  11. Photographs
  12. Selected Additional Sources for Mennonite Genealogy


Generally 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. An appointment in advance is recommended.


Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Phone: 519-885-0220 x24238